Nothing's more important to woodworking than the tools of the trade - selecting, sharpening, and maintaining them in peak form. Get the right results every time with the help of a top expert's instructions and illustrations. From classic chisels and gouges to power tools (band saws, arbortech, high-speed flexible shafts) to necessary equipment (mallets, knives, punches), everything in the woodworker's workshop receives detailed, photo-enhanced coverage. Understand what makes a quality blade; how tangs function; ways of making, fitting, and removing handles; and how to correct carving-tool faults. Put together the perfect starting kit. Learn the secrets of cutting success - how to sharpen squarely and straight, and on corners. Modify equipment, using hot or cold procedures. You'll have what you need for any job that comes up!